Cole A. Winston, 14, of Hartland appears in First Stage’s PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL, a fun-loving musical based on the popular book of the same name by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, playing at the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts through March 27.
Cole has been performing for seven years and has been with First Stage for three years. Past First Stage performances include Pinocchio in MY SON PINOCCHIO and Ant #1 in DIARY OF A WORM, SPIDER, AND FLY. He has performed in other shows at the Milwaukee Rep, Lake Country Playhouse and Theater on Main, and his favorite role to date was Winthrop in THE MUSIC MAN at Skylight Music Theatre. “That show was a fun, new experience and I met a lot of great people who I loop up to today,” he said.
Cole enjoys acting because he has fun playing someone else and escaping reality for a moment. “My favorite part of performing is learning from the other actors and directors,” he shared. From participating and performing in shows, he has learned the importance of a group effort and the importance of being supportive of the entire cast and crew, in addition to valuable acting techniques.
Not only does Cole enjoy the roles he has, but his favorite thing about First Stage is the people, from the directors, actors, staff and other kids. “The best part about my role in PINKALICIOUS is that I can play a role I can relate to, brining some of myself as a brother into the character,” he said.
“Our production creates a playful world of excessive pink, magical transformations and dancing cupcakes,” said First Stage Associate Artistic Director John Maclay, the director of this colorful musical adventure. “Our talented actors, designers and professional shops all played a part in bringing Pinkalicious, her world, her family, her friends, and several dancing cupcakes to life here at First Stage,” he continued.
About PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL: How much is too much pink? Pinkalicious Pinkerton will soon realize how much when she develops “pinkititis” from eating too many pink cupcakes and turns pink from head to toe! What starts off as a dream come true for the pink-loving enthusiast turns into a disaster as her hue goes a little too far! Will her broccoli-eating brother be able to help cure her before it’s too late? Experience this colorful musical adventure, and indulge in the sweetest treat in town!
PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL is recommended for everyone ages 3 and up, and runs through March 27. For tickets and more information, visit www.firststage.org.
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